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Contention Barn

(Ref. 20090)

Penhallow near Perranporth, Cornwall Show on map


  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine

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28 Customer Reviews

  • "Great location for exploring the area."

    Very safe enclosed garden for our dog.. Well equipped and owners very helpful with advice when needed. A great week away.

    Reviewed by Kim4.7Sep 2023

  • "Lovely owners, very peaceful been many times over the last yew years."

    Will happily book again for next year.

    Reviewed by Joe4.7Sep 2023

  • "The barn was very clean and was equipped with everything we needed and set in a ..."

    The barn was very clean and was equipped with everything we needed and set in a country setting and the enclosed garden was great for our Spaniel to roam freely

    Reviewed by Adam4.7Aug 2023

  • "We had a very enjoyable time here."

    The owners were friendly and gave us some very useful local advice. The property is perfectly located for most of Cornwall but beware of the roadworks on the A30 which are going on into next year.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Jul 2023

  • "Property was excellent and well situated for local amenities and beaches The ..."

    Property was excellent and well situated for local amenities and beaches The owners were friendly and helpful We enjoyed our stay and would recommend it

    Reviewed by John Gordon4.4Jun 2023

  • "A fantastic little cottage."

    Enjoyed every minute. In a great place to see the whole of Cornwall. Perrenporth two minute drive. Owners were very welcoming, even left us tea, coffee, milk and biscuits upon arrival, and treats for the dog. A super place and I’m sure we will be back

    Reviewed by Andrew4.7May 2023

  • "Lovely welcome and service from the owners."

    Good location and although neighbouring the owners property, the barn is very private.

    Reviewed by Clive4.7Apr 2023

  • "Paul and Tracey made us feel very welcome and were nearby if we needed anything but left us to privately enjoy our stay."

    The barn was spotlessly clean with everything we needed for our weeks holiday. Really liked the heating system, didn't get too hot or too cold. Although the nights got a little cold outside the barn seemed very well insulated and warm. Very private and peaceful and a perfect location for exploring Cornwall. Thanks for letting us bring our dog with us to stay in your lovely property. We will try and return next year.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Sep 2022

  • "Clean basic well positioned converted barn."

    All essential equipment you would need . Owners very friendly and on hand to help or advise when necessary. Added bonus of rear enclosed garden for a dog. Short distance from beaches and shops. Well worth a visit and we will most likely return.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Aug 2022

  • "This has been a wonderful stay."

    The accomodation is top notch, very comfortable with a lovely back garden that catches the sun til late in the evening. The area is truly beautiful, with rolling hills and plenty of walking opportunities, perfect for taking a stroll with the dog! Penhallow is situated within a few miles of so many places of interest, it is hard to choose. Paul and Tracy were excellent hosts, proving very knowledgeable about the area, never hesitating to answer a question. Will definitely be coming back!

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Jul 2022

  • "Enjoyed our stay immensely."

    The property was as described and fully met our expectations. The location was very tranquil and had sufficient outdoor space to keep our dog happy. Only one suggestion could The owners please install WiFi.

    Reviewed by Kevin3.1Jun 2022

  • "Lovely little cottage perfect location for us while staying in Cornwall."

    Was greet by Paul who explained everything to us and a lovely touch Milk, tea, biscuits and dog treats , I am afraid that's where the good bit end's the place is damp you can smell it .We've had to wash all our clothes we didn't use because they smelt of damp . The mattress was so uncomfortable ended up with no sleep and back ache and as for the hover and iron think they came out of a museum. One other think that made us laugh was the soap and washing up liquid had been water down. It's a shame the place has so much potential where it situated and so much charm it's the little thing's that let it down . Was worried about the damp because my partner suffers with breathing problems this is why I've mentioned it for others to be aware.

    Whilst we understand every customer has different sleeping requirements it is impossible for us to provide a mattress to suit everyone which is why last season we installed a medium density memory foam mattress to the property in the hope it would suit most people. In respect to the FREE complimentary cleaning products provided, each guest has the choice not to use these and purchase and use their own cleaning items after all the property is rented as a self catering cottage. In respect to the Hoover and Iron The hoover is a top of the range German Vorwork hoover 4 seasons old and the iron is 3 seasons old We also dispute the smell of damp as the property has only just been redecorated. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stuart3.1May 2022

  • "Comfortable accommodation, very clean and amply equipped."

    Good sized bedroom with comfortable beds and good bedding. Shower was good, although hot water from taps in kitchen and bathroom was only lukewarm. Outdoor space was very good with nice enclosed garden and good parking space. Hosts, Paul and Tracy were very friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by Patricia4.4Mar 2022

  • "The barn was absolutely perfect!"

    The owners live close by and were extremely approachable and helpful especially giving their knowledge of the regions and activities available close by and further afield. Would 100% recommend and is a bargain for the price!

    Reviewed by Philip4.4Aug 2021

  • "Lovely place to stay."

    Bass for places to see. Not far to go anywhere. Would gladly stay again

    Reviewed by Lynn5.0Jul 2021

  • "Owners of the cottage were really helpful advising on places to go, traffic ..."

    Owners of the cottage were really helpful advising on places to go, traffic issues, genuine couple Lovely welcome cream tea and treats for dog Beautiful little cottage tucked away in stunning setting Would recommend as central to lots of places to get to

    Reviewed by Andrew4.7May 2021

  • "Cottage met out needs and was comfort."

    It was ideally placed for where we needed to be. However there was no heating in the bathroom which for late October was not good. Would not stay there during winter months. Bathroom towels needed to be larger and better quality. Only one toilet role for 2 people for 7 days seemed rather mean although we always take extra. The cream tea was a nice gesture. Generally ok.

    Reviewed by J3.4Oct 2020

  • "My only fault was we think there should have been a curtain or blind on the ..."

    My only fault was we think there should have been a curtain or blind on the porch door window which is directly across from the bathroom door so always have to make sure you have a towel wrapped around you when leaving the bathroom other than that really enjoyed our stay and we will be coming back next year

    Reviewed by Steven5.0Aug 2020

  • "The host was friendly and the cottage was as described, comfortable and clean and the kitchen had everything you would need."

    It is nothing fancy in terms of decor but I wasn't expecting it to be. It was functional and the location great for exploring Cornwall. The only concern I had was because we had a lot of sea mist while we were there, the house did have a smell of damp when you walked in and towels etc didn't dry. The property was plenty warm enough (the heating could be controlled with a little thermostat on the wall) but because you couldn't turn the radiators on clothes didn't dry well. All in all a pleasant stay though.

    Reviewed by Natalie5.0Aug 2020

  • "A very good location, next to the road but very quite."

    Nice little garden and everything you need for an enjoyable stay.

    Reviewed by David4.7Aug 2020

  • "The pictures in the web site showed an armchair and footstool which was not there."

    The bedroom was damp so all the clothes we put on were damp. I appreciate energy saving bulbs but the bedroom was so dark even with all the lights on you couldn’t read a book in bed The fridge did not have a freezer compartment, The proximity of the barn was accurate in reaching the pubs and beaches, but I think this property need to be updated

    Thank you for your feedback. We have never had any previous comments regarding the lighting in the property. We don't advertise a freezer however there is one available to use upon request. The week you visited was unfortunately very wet and as such if you are drying clothes on the airer in the bedroom with no ventilation then it will start to feel damp, this has never been reported before. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Angela2.5Sep 2019

  • "We had an excellent time staying in contention barn."

    The owners were extremely welcoming and very knowledgeable on where to go and what to do and see. Highly recommend and would like to visit again in the near future.

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Jun 2019

  • "Great, clean, comfortable accommodation."

    Friendly, informative owners. Fantastic location for day trips all over Cornwall. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Hannah5.0Mar 2019

  • "We had a pleasant holiday here."

    Reasonable facilities, one or two things needed some attention. Pleasant owners.

    Reviewed by David4.7Jul 2018

  • "Easy access."

    Helpful owners. Good location.

    Reviewed by Geoff5.0May 2018

  • "The location of the property was no more than o."

    K. with no access to a shop, fairly nearby, the only real negative issue. Otherwise the property was perfectly adequate in all respects.

    Reviewed by David4.6Jun 2017

  • "It was a lovely cottage, ideal location to get to places especially the lovely Perranporth."

    The couple who owned the cottage was lovely and helpful in every way.

    Reviewed by Lisa4.4May 2017

  • "The barn conversion is of a very high standard."

    So comfortable. Very clean. The owners were so helpful. I would recommend contention barn to anyone. I don't think that you can find another holiday let as good. Thank you for a very comfortable stay .Edward and Julie.

    Reviewed by Edward5.0Aug 2016

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  • All ground floor
  • One double bedroom with double bed and memory foam mattress
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area.
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, a full fridge with freezer section, washing machine, 40" TV with DVD player and Freeview, selection of books
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • Enclosed garden with furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shops 3 miles, pub 5 min Drive
  • Note: Contention Barn is fully detached and sits within private grounds accessed via a gated entrance
  • The rear garden is totally self contained with 6 foot high fencing
  • Note: Although all ground floor, this property is not suitable for electric wheelchairs due to their size
  • Note: This property does not accept children.

The property

This cosy cottage is situated in the peaceful hamlet of Penhallow, three miles from the popular beach resort of Perranporth in Cornwall.

Ideal for a couple looking for a convenient holiday home in picturesque countryside, this Penhallow cottage is all on the ground floor and has a double bedroom and an open plan living area where you can unwind after a day out and about in beautiful Cornwall.

This cottage near Perranporth has its own enclosed rear garden, ideal for relaxing with the dog, before setting off to the nearby beach.

There are numerous walks from the doorstep of this Penhallow cottage, which wind slowly through the breathtaking landscape.

The popular resort of Perranporth is just three miles away, favoured by many for its surfing beach and long golden sands, plus an array of shops, pubs and restaurants.

This Perranporth cottage is the ideal location to tour the western tip of this unique peninsula, with its dramatic coastline, plenty of quaint fishing villages such as St Ives and Mevagissey, and many fabulous beaches.

A convenient Cornish cottage providing easy access to the coast.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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About the location


Perranporth 2.5 miles; Truro 7 miles; Newquay 8 miles.

The delightful hamlet of Penhallow sits on the coast road between Newquay and Redruth. Rolling countryside, flower-filled hedges, majestic coastal scenery, great beaches nearby and a wealth of visitor attractions make this area a popular holiday destination. Sample the shops in beautiful Truro, wander the coastal path, ride the waves or sand yacht on Perranporth beach. Visit the local cider farm or try the attractions of Newquay Zoo, the Eden Project and the National Maritime Museum at Falmouth - all less than a 40 minute car ride. In the evening the local village pub is a short stroll from your door - holiday heaven.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter